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Google Bard Receives Major Upgrade: Introducing AI Image Generation and Multilingual Support

In a significant update, Google Bard, the AI chatbot powered by the Gemini Pro model, has received a host of new capabilities, marking a leap in its functionality and global accessibility. The standout feature of this upgrade is the introduction of an AI image generator, enhancing Bard’s ability to transform text inputs into diverse and high-quality images. Additionally, Google Bard now supports more than 40 languages and is available in over 230 countries and territories.

Key Features of Google Bard’s Upgrade

 AI Image Generator:

  • Powered by the Imagen 2 model, the new AI image generator allows Google Bard to create images from text prompts.
  • The generated images are described as high-quality, diverse, and wide-ranging, though they maintain a fixed resolution of 1536×1536 pixels.
  • Google has implemented SynthID, a technology developed by its DeepMind division, to watermark and identify AI-generated images. This serves to distinguish them from real photos and mitigates risks associated with deepfake content.
  • The AI image generator can handle text inputs spanning multiple paragraphs and produces results that are reportedly faithful to the given prompts.

 Global Expansion:

  •  Google Bard is now accessible in over 230 countries and territories, a significant expansion from its previous availability in 170 countries.
  • Language support has been broadened to include more than 40 languages, catering to a more diverse user base. Newly supported languages include Arabic, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu.

 Double-Check Feature:

  •  Available in all supported languages, the ‘double-check’ feature aids users in verifying responses. It highlights portions of the generated response that are based on internet references with citations and those that lack any reference.
  • This feature is designed to minimize AI hallucinations, instances where the AI confidently provides incorrect responses.

 Future Subscription Service

The update comes shortly after Google’s quarterly earnings call, where it was revealed that Google Bard Advanced, powered by Gemini Ultra, will soon offer a paid subscription service. This indicates a strategic move by Google to monetize advanced features and capabilities within its AI chatbot.

With these enhancements, Google Bard aims to compete with other AI chatbots in the market, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus, Microsoft Copilot, and Baidu’s Ernie Bot, which have already incorporated AI image generation capabilities.

Note: The generated images are distinguishable as digitally created, and the chatbot refuses requests for generating images of real-life people, emphasizing ethical considerations.

 Google continues to push the boundaries of AI-driven interactions, offering users innovative and advanced capabilities through its evolving chatbot platform, Google Bard.

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